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Shabbat in Nature (weather permitting)

Friday, August 12 at 6:00 pm

UVJC will hold a special Friday night service followed by a potluck dinner. The service will follow the Reform tradition. If you plan to stay for dinner, please bring food to share.

Weather permitting, the service and dinner will be held at the Bema.  In the event of rain, the service and dinner will be held at the Roth Center.

We will send an update on Friday once the weather situation is clearer.

Directions to the Bema may be found here:  

This Saturday Evening August 13th
Study Session, Havdalah,and Tisha B’av

Study Session: 
“The Sacredness of Jewish History” 8:15 pm

Havdalah and the Chanting of Eichah
(The Book of Lamentations)  9:00 pm

This Saturday evening marks the beginning of Tisha B’av (the 9th of Av) which is a day of mourning for the Jewish people as marking the beginning of the exile from Israel as well as other tragedies that occurred throughout our history.  A special study session “The Sacredness of Jewish History” will begin at 8:15 followed by Havdalah at 9:00 and the beautiful and haunting chant of the Book of Lamentations.  The sanctuary will be darkened and the service will be conducted by candle-light.

Register for Hebrew School 5777!

Welcome to the 5777 (2016-2017) school year!  We are busy at work this summer at the Upper Valley Jewish Community, preparing for your children's return in the fall.
This year, we have a new, online Hebrew School Registration form.  To register you child or children for the 5777 school year, click here.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at or by phone at 603-646-3887.
I look forward to seeing your children in the fall!
Madeline Cooper

The UVJC High Holy Day Choir is looking for singers to participate in this year's Reform RH and YK services! The music is lively and beautiful, and we'd love for you to join us! Participants should have prior choral experience, and be able to learn sheet music on their own, with one group rehearsal. Intrigued? Please e-mail Evan: 

Shabbat Morning at the Rabbi's House!
Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 am

Shabbat morning services will be held at the Rabbi's house, 636 Hanover Center Rd in Hanover.  Weather permitting, the service will be outdoors.  

Hope to see many of you there!


Friday Night Reform Services

The UVJC will be offering Friday Night Reform services throughout the year.
If you are interested in helping to plan, participate in or just attend the services, let us know so we can keep you informed of upcoming services.

Please let the Ruach Committee know of your interest by emailing to Carole at  to be included on our mailing list.



"Like" us on Facebook!
The UVJC now has a Facebook page, in addition to the Facebook group.  "Like" our new page for updates, events, and more.  To find our page, click here or search "Upper Valley Jewish Community" on Facebook.



We will honor a UVJC "Micah Hero" at the UVIP’s annual Micah Ceremony October 30.    A Hero –adult or child – does inspiring community service, volunteers when help is needed, and/or is a real role model of faith. 
Please submit your nomination to Carole in the UVJC office by AUGUST 11.   Also please mark your calendars for the celebration on October 30.



Let's go   -   Shalom Walking Club
Summer is the time for catching up with new & ongoing UVJC members. Bring friends, neighbors & guests!
Daily walking am & early evening -
 Let's walk anytime!

If we get enough interest, let's go!


Literature Lovers

Sunday, August 28
The Frozen Rabbi, by Steve Stern.

The story entails how wounded characters
escort a frozen spiritual master of the Shtetl across oceans of time and space to melt in modern Memphis Tennessee, who provides accidental  tutelage to a modern schlemiel who learns astral travel and more

Sunday, September 25
Our Holocaust by Amir Gutfreund

Our Holocaust is a novel narrated by a nameless child of Holocaust survivors. The book tells the story of relatives who are “collected” by virtue of the fact that they themselves have no one to call their own family since many of their parents, children, brothers and siblings were murdered during the Holocaust. The relatives operated under the “Law of Compression,”
wherein fellow neighbors were turned into uncles, cousins and even grandparents.

UVJC Calendar of Services and Events

Thursday, August 11 through Wednesday, August 31

Friday, August 12
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and dinner - All are welcome
6:00 pm  Shabbat in Nature
 and potluck at the Bema (weather permitting)

Saturday, August 13
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Sam Zucker
8:15 pm  Study Session, Havdalah,and Tisha B’av

Tuesday, August 16
12:00 pm  Torah Study I with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II

Thursday, August 18
12:00 pm  Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, August 19
6:00 pm  Hillel Shabbat Service and dinner - All are welcome

Saturday, August 20
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Kathy and Jeff Parsonnet

Tuesday, August 23
12:00 pm  Torah Study I with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II

Thursday, August 25
12:00 pm  Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, August 26
6:00 pm  Shabbat Service 

Saturday, August 27
10:00 am  Shabbat Service
Kiddush:  Bonnie Kimmelman

Tuesday, August 30
12:00 pm  Torah Study I with Rabbi Boraz
1:30 pm  Torah Study II

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